Durham University

Contact details

Website: www.dur.ac.uk/library/ Email: main.library@durham.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3042

About the library

Durham University Library provides an excellent range of collections, resources, and flexible study spaces across several library locations and online.

The Bill Bryson Library is a modern, award-winning building on the Mountjoy site housing a fantastic range of resources.

The Business School Library supports research and education in business and management.

The ISC Library provides support for the programmes delivered by the International Study Centre at Stockton-on-Tees.

The Barker Research Library, Palace Green holds Durham University's Archives and Special Collections, located in the historic Palace Green Library complex on Durham’s World Heritage Site.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Durham University also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of Durham University's records in Library Hub Discover here.